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Postdoctoral Research Scientist-Molecular Biologist-FDE 9/16/2017

Eli Lilly and Company San Diego, CA

San Diego, CA
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At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our 39,000 employees around the world work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first. We re looking for people who are determined to make life better for people around the world.


Next generation sequencing (NGS) has transformed genomics. As high throughput sequencing technologies continue to improve, its impact on the large-scale analysis of antibody repertoires and the discovery of antigen-specific antibodies is likely to be equally disruptive.

As a Postdoctoral Research Scientist in our group you will work closely with the Antibody Discovery / DNA Sequencing teams to explore the application of Next Generation Sequencing technologies in the area of drug discovery.

The successful candidate will be responsible for and expected to: High-throughput sequencing of IgG repertoires as a means of optimizing current antibody discovery platforms.
Conception and enablement of a novel antibody discovery platform using a Next Generation Sequencing approach.
Review the literature, attend meetings and conferences and maintain an updated knowledge in the field. Apply state-of-the-art learnings to current research goals.
Be self-motivated and capable of solving complex problems while at the same time interacting productively with colleagues in a team environment.
Publish study results in peer-reviewed journal or patent filing.

Additional Information This position is not permanent. It is for a fixed duration of two years with potential to extend annually for up to 4 years.

Lilly is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

Lilly credits its exceptional employees for its successes, and knows the key to ongoing achievement lies in attracting and retaining the best people. A company rich in heritage, Lilly employs individuals, conducts research and markets products worldwide. By providing for the unmet needs of our customers through a continuous stream of innovation, we will outgrow all competitors.

Lilly earns consistent and wide recognition for creating an exceptional work environment:
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